The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson


When Springville residents—at least the ones still alive—are questioned about what happened on prom night, they all have the same explanation… Maddy did it.

An outcast at her small-town Georgia high school, Madison Washington has always been a teasing target for bullies. And she’s dealt with it because she has more pressing problems to manage. Until the morning a surprise rainstorm reveals her most closely kept secret: Maddy is biracial. She has been passing for white her entire life at the behest of her fanatical white father, Thomas Washington.

After a viral bullying video pulls back the curtain on Springville High’s racist roots, student leaders come up with a plan to change their image: host the school’s first integrated prom as a show of unity. The popular white class president convinces her Black superstar quarterback boyfriend to ask Maddy to be his date, leaving Maddy wondering if it’s possible to have a normal life.

But some of her classmates aren’t done with her just yet. And what they don’t know is that Maddy still has another secret… one that will cost them all their lives.

My Review:

The Weight of the Blood was just alright for me. The title and cover looks and sounds exciting. Also do like the aurthor books. This one just was not that good. It like the young adult version of Carrie. Which you can’t mess with the original Carrie story. It was like reading the kid verison of the movie.

Maddy in the book gets picked for her race. The School is filled with bullies. It like back in the day where the blacks and whites are separated and have color proms. The School seems very racist. The bullies in the books are crazy, blaming everything on Maddy. Maddy just try to stay under the radar. The whole school and people just a mess. Maddy is just in the center of it.

You don’t mess with a good classic like Carrie. I’m sad there was no wow factor with this book either. Plus I read to many thrillers and horror so maybe everything getting way to predictable for me. I’m sure some readers on here will like this better than me. This book may not be for me, but you guys might like it.

They all gonna Laugh at me!! Carrie

Happy Reading!!!!


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